In the southern suburbs of Yangon, in the Dala district, we started a new project in May 2021. How is it going? Tun, Tida, Win, Tan, Zaw and Min tell us how their lives have changed. The project is located in a district where more than half of the youths between the...
DAYAMIT COMMUNITY COLLEGE
MYANMAR, Dala Township
To support education and work integration of the young in Dala
40 boys and girls attending the center and the courses and receiving psychological support
Department of Social Welfare
PIME Foundation, private funds
The project’s goal is to support young people living in Dala in their educational path: for this reason we’ve opened a center hosting didactical activities and activities leading to future job placement. Here boys and girls can attend courses of different subjects with techers, subscribe to vocational trainings to improve their professional skills and receive support to write their cv or make an internship at the end of the course, in a local firm.
At the same time, the young involved can experience teamwork and soft skills strengthening activities thanks to the presence of a psychologist. Whatsamore, they can easily have individual talks with him. This all contributes to a full development of the local boys and girls.
This project takes place in Dala, southern suburban Yangon area. According to a survey by New Humanity International, more than a half of boys and girls between 12 and 25 years old left school, even though 90% of them declared education is very important. The main cause declared for school drop-out is poverty: the majority left their studies to help at home or because parents couldn’t afford it. Most of the interviewed do occasional jobs in order to help the family, earning a mean of 3€ per day. All interviewed stated that they would attend informal education courses if they had the chance, included technical trainings.
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